Weekly Event Breakdown, Week of April 4, 2015

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Is it already April? Well besides the super weird storm of rabbit sized snowflakes we experienced last week, the temperature does seem to be turning up. To help you celebrate the final and (hopefully?) warm weeks on campus, we’ve got all the upcoming entertainment news that you just neeeeeeeed to check out.There are a bunch of student performances this week you won’t want to miss, let’s see what’s in store. Sunday, April 4, 2015 @ 2 PM & 7:30 PM - Tustin Dance Studio

Come out and support your fellow Bucknellians at the Spring 2015 Dance Showcase! There will be 2 shows this Sunday, a matinee and nighttime one, both held in the Tustin Dance Studio. Admission is just $5 and it’ll provide a great study break where you can see students across all years performing pieces choreographed by other students. Pieces will range from hip-hop to ballet, with accompanying music to compliment each performance.

Sunday April 4, 2015 @ 4 PM – Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building

Also on Sunday is a First-year Student Jazz Recital. This will feature Gregory Chaimson ‘17 on trumpet, David Levengood ’18 on piano, Phil Haynes on percussion, and CV’s very own Alex Horowitz ’16 on bass! Stop by to get your fill of some smooth, sexy jazz.

Sunday April 4, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building

If two shows isn’t enough for you, we have a third for you to go see on Sunday the 4th. In the Rooke Recital Hall at 7:30 PM will be a Sophomore Recital. It will feature two sophomores, Chloa D’Addio, a soprano, and Julie Lasyone on flute.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building

Part of Bucknell’s Gallery Series features Mr. Kojiro Umezaki, performer of the shakuhachi (a bamboo flute) and composer of electro-acoustic works. Umezaki has been heralded by the New York Times as a “virtuosic, deeply expressive shakuhachi player and composer.” He performs regularly with the Grammy-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and has also been featured on recordings by Yo-Yo Ma. His music is inspired by literature such as Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and world-famous composers including Antonín Dvorák. He is largely influenced by his Japanese heritage as well. This performance will prove to be a new cultural experience for any Bucknellian, and will be well worth checking out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Bucknell Hall

Jazz @ Bucknell continues this Wednesday with the Linda Oh Quartet in Bucknell Hall. Jazz Bassist Linda Oh has played her way to the top, with performance venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NPR’s music sessions. Don’t miss this widely celebrated musician!

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Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Weis Center

I bet you couldn’t guess this one…more jazz at Bucknell! This time the show will feature the Bucknell University Jazz Band, directed by Professor Barry Long. The band has been working all semester on preparing some velvety tunes for campus, so be sure to come out and support.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 4 PM – Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building

On Saturday we have another student performance featuring Colleen McGonigle ’17, a soprano, and Tom Kroszner ’16, a tenor. Both students have been prepping excitedly in anticipation for this voice recital, don’t miss it!

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Weis Center

Finally, to finish off a jam-packed week (pun intended) we have a Bucknell University Symphonic Band Concert, directed by Edward Smith. The symphonic band is a student ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, plus a double bass, of course. Recently, Bucknell’s Band was one of only four university bands from the East selected to perform for the conference of College Band Directors National Association. These students and staff work extremely hard throughout the semester, and definitely deserve your support.

 

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